Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A turn; a trick; a stratagem.
  • To walk; go about as a peddler. Compare tranter.
  • To turn; play a trick.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb obsolete To traffic in an itinerary manner; to peddle.

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  • noun A turn; trick; strategem.
  • verb intransitive To walk; go about.
  • verb intransitive To traffic in an itinerant manner; to peddle.
  • verb intransitive To turn; play a trick.

Etymologies

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From Middle English trant, from Middle Dutch trant ("a step"), from Middle Dutch tranten ("to walk"). Cognate with Dutch trant ("style, manner fashion, mode"), Swedish trant ("a step").

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From Middle English tranten, from or cognate with Middle Dutch tranten ("to step, walk"), perhaps ultimately from Proto-Germanic *trent-, *trant- (“to walk”). Cognate with West Frisian trantsje ("to step, step time; dance, jump"). Compare also Dutch drentelen ("to saunter").

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